The Glenlivet Cognac Cask Selection Single Malt Scotch Whisky 14 year old

The Glenlivet Cognac Cask Selection Single Malt Scotch Whisky 14 year old

$149.98

Bright copper in the glass, the sweet aromas suggest maple and allspice. The Glenlivet Cognac Cask light, drying palate echoes that maple hint alongside grapefruit peel tones, finishing with a flurry of baking spice and mouthwatering lemon peel. A drop of water coaxes a gentle waft of smoke. Overall a delicate, ethereal sipper.

In the arms race that is the modern whisky industry, it’s actually pretty surprising that it took this long for someone to crack out a brandy finish. We’ve seen everything from Chenin Blanc finishes to Mezcal finishes, and yet it took this long for a major market participant to put whisky in a barrel that previously matured cognac. Weird. Even more weird, this particular example was aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks before being “selectively” (what?) aged in cognac casks for around 6 months. I guess they were worried there wouldn’t be enough grape in the final product?

The Glenlivet Cognac Cask 14 year-old single malt is bottled at 40% ABV and probably includes added color and is also probably chill filtered. You can’t win them all.

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Description

Meet The Glenlivet 14 Year Old, our newest whisky. Featuring raisin-rich cognac and signature citrus notes married with creamy smoothness, the luscious liquid has traveled from bourbon and sherry casks to a selective finish in cognac casks. Bursting with sweet and fruity aromas and inspired by Captain Bill Grant Smith, great-grandson of our Founder George Smith, The Glenlivet 14 Year Old shines as a proud celebration of our Speyside craft. Wander from the misty glens of Scottish Speyside to the rolling vineyards of France’s Cognac region at every sip. Rich Gold color. Nose is sweet and fruity aromas of honey and apricot jam, with notes of sweet cinnamon bread and subtle sensation of spicy liquorice. Succulent flavors of mandarins in syrup, ripe poached pears and chocolate-dipped raisins on palate. Incredibly smooth and luscious.

Category Single Malt Scotch
Region United Kingdom, Scotland, Speyside
Brand The Glenlivet
Alcohol/vol 40%

Additional information

Weight 750 lbs